Black German Shepherd with odd markings.

by Courtney
(Lake Charles, LA)

My big boy Heero.

My big boy Heero.

I have a black german shepherd who was a white patch of fur on his chest. He has a sable under coat that shows through the black but only on certain parts of his body.

It isn't brindle or stripe patterned though. Is this something that happens with purebred GSDs?

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Oct 23, 2011
black gsd with white markings
by: Anonymous

i have a litter of pups 7 of which are all blk long coat with white bibs what color do i register them with as there is not a button for blk and wht

Total German Shepherd:

I would assume black but you could always check with the registry service you use (Akc, CKC, etc) first to find out exactly what they would suggest you choose.

May 15, 2010
DDR or American bred GSD?
by: Anonymous

I have a 4 month old boy pup that has the same markings.I was wondering if the ddr, east germany shepherds have more of a tendency to be all black in comparison to the american bread of the GSD,and also what if any differences do solid black shepherds have from tan/black,or red/black ones?

Jan 20, 2010
Not odd, just obvious on a black dog
by: GSDGenes

Such white markings are actually common in GSDs, usually appearing on the chest, toes, and sometimes even the tail tip.

These markings usually get smaller and less obvious as a puppy grows up, and become less noticeable.

However in a dark bicolor or a solid black dog, these markings are very obvious because of their contrast against the black.

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